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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The United Newfoundland and Labrador Party #nlpoli

In preparation for the coming general election battle, the provincial Conservatives are digging in their headquarters within sight of the head waters of Shit Creek.

They are frustrated, as David Cochrane reports.  They cannot lay a glove on Dwight Ball and the Liberals. As a result, “[w]e are going to be very aggressive,”  a big . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The United Newfoundland and Labrador Party #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Conservative NDP Merger we need #nlpoli

The province’s largest public sector union met last week in St. John’s for its annual convention.  They started out their first day with a speech from recently-elected boss Jerry Earle. The militant guy promised the union would militantly oppose any plan to turn public sector services over to the private sector.

The province’s NDP leader . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Conservative NDP Merger we need #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Polls, St. John’s East, and the coming provincial election #nlpoli

SRBP told you on Tuesday morning that the federal election did not bode well for the New Democrats and Conservatives in the province.

The Liberals are just better organized than the other parties.  They can identify their voters,  keep in touch with them, and get them to the polls far better than the New Democrats . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Polls, St. John’s East, and the coming provincial election #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Stagnation and Decay #nlpoli

The House of Assembly finished its spring session on Thursday after what appears to be one of the shortest sessions in the past 30 years.

The government presented only seven bills for debate, only a quarter of the normal load for the major sitting for the House.  That seems to be a record as well, . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Stagnation and Decay #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A fundamental lack of competence #nlpoli

One crowd can’t even successfully rig a process they set out to rig from the start.   So now the Premier wants to have a debate she earlier rejected as unnecessary in a legislature she once called dysfunctional.

Meanwhile, another crowd of politicians decides to frig off to Ottawa to support one individual’s personal campaign . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A fundamental lack of competence #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dip-Flop Fly #nlpoli

Twitter flame wars between cabinet ministers and Dale Kirby over Muskrat Falls.

Surely Darin, Jerome and Clyde have better things to do with their days.

Then again, maybe not.

But at the heart of the whole flare up was Lorraine Michael’s theatrical delivery of a letter to the public utilities board on Tuesday explaining she . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dip-Flop Fly #nlpoli